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Combined Federal Campaign Kicks Off Tuesday

The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) will launch its 2020 campaign on Sept. 22 with a series of kickoff events which will be broadcast virtually, reaching even wider audiences than in previous years.

The CFCNCA is the official charitable giving program for federal employees and retirees in the Washington Metropolitan Area and surrounding regions.

In 2019, federal employees and retirees in the CFCNCA pledged more than $34.2 million and more than 69,500 volunteer hours to support local, national, and international charities, many of which are active right here on the Hill.

This year, the federal community is invited to join the CFC and help the CFCNCA meet or beat its goal of $30 million, by pledging a monetary gift and volunteer hours at GiveCFC.org. The 2020 campaign runs through Jan. 15, 2021.

CFCNCA Kickoff events take place beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 and will be Broadcast from the CFCNCA homepage, CFCNCA YouTube, and CFCNCA Facebook.

The CFC 2020 Training will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 and will be Broadcast from CFCNCA homepage and YouTube.

The CFCNCA Charity Panel will be Broadcast from the CFCNCA homepage and CFCNCA YouTube at noon Thursday, Sept. 24. Charities on the panel will include the DC representative from CARE, which fights poverty and hunger and Rebuilding Together Alexandria, which helps low-income families make need home repairs.

CFCNCA Staff will manage some questions, and touch on issues relating to how the pandemic has affected them, ways they are reaching out to donors this year, how important donations through the CFC are to them, and virtual volunteer opportunities.

You can Register here to attend all.

Highlights of the kick-off events include a performance by a local charitable organization, testimonials from campaign Heroes, messages from federal leadership, a campaign worker training session, and a charity panel.

The message of the kick-off events will highlighting how CFC donors and volunteers can Be the Face of Change. “Be the Face of Change emphasizes how individual contributions can have a tremendous impact on our neighborhoods, communities, and world,” said a CFCNCA spokesperson.

From April through June of this year, the Office of Personnel Management re-opened the CFC for a special solicitation period in response to the global pandemic. Over $1 million was raised in by the federal community in our area to support charities. Over 65 percent of donors were new to the CFC, an exciting response that shows the commitment the federal community has to helping those in need remains steadfast – just like their spirit of service.

This year, Vince Micone and Ann Van Houten will serve at the helm of the CFCNCA’s Local Federal Coordinating Committee, the local board of campaign directors, and Dr. Jody Olsen, Director of the Peace Corps, will return as the CFC Honorary Chairperson.

For the past 59 years, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) has been the federal workplace giving tradition that has raised more than $8.4 billion for charitable organizations. The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) is the largest CFC in the country based on the number of pledged gifts. Through the contributions of civilian and military federal employees and retirees, the campaign generated more than $34.2 million and more than 69,500 volunteer hours in 2019 for thousands of participating local, national, and international charities.

For more information, visit GiveCFC.org. Connect with the campaign on social media via FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

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